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#21 robertrobyn

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:29 AM

View Postzosodreamer, on 23 February 2015 - 02:18 AM, said:

I'm planning on hitting up Three Weavers Brewery just off of Manchester Blvd (west of the 405) for some great beers before the August 1 concert. There is also El Segundo Brewing Co south of LAX on Main St in El Segundo. Both excellent places for beer.
Rushcon 15 is also being held in LA this year, waiting to see more info!!

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

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View Postzosodreamer, on 23 February 2015 - 02:18 AM, said:

I'm planning on hitting up Three Weavers Brewery just off of Manchester Blvd (west of the 405) for some great beers before the August 1 concert. There is also El Segundo Brewing Co south of LAX on Main St in El Segundo. Both excellent places for beer.
Rushcon 15 is also being held in LA this year, waiting to see more info!!
I saw that Rushcon 15 is being held in LA the same weekend. Never been. Would like to go and check it out as well. Wonder where it will be held at?
By the way, scored box seats 228 for the Forum gig. For those who haven't been to the Forum since they revamped it for concerts only it is really really nice. Accoustic is spot on. The seats (for those who bought seats instead of on the floor) are very comfortable and cushiony. But they are on the small side (tight). I got lucky and got row A. I don't plan on spending $200+ and stand the entire show. Although I may. I'm not getting any younger. Anyway the Los Angeles rock crowd is very sub par. In most cases they are dead during the concerts these days. I hear alot of feedback on negative at most rock concerts here in LA/OC area.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:57 AM

Question for the locals - I'll be in town for a few days for the show and would like to see the baseball as well. The Dodgers are playing Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Friday at a time TBD.
Friday night is the obvious choice,  but I'm hoping for another interesting gig to come up somewhere. Would you recommend a Saturday afternoon ball game, given I'll need to get to the show via my hotel etc.? Also, do you know what time the Sunday game is likely to be and when do they make that decision?
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 03:42 PM

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Question for the locals - I'll be in town for a few days for the show and would like to see the baseball as well. The Dodgers are playing Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Friday at a time TBD.
Friday night is the obvious choice,  but I'm hoping for another interesting gig to come up somewhere. Would you recommend a Saturday afternoon ball game, given I'll need to get to the show via my hotel etc.? Also, do you know what time the Sunday game is likely to be and when do they make that decision?

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Well, Saturday is do-able but be prepared for a long-time in traffic. In any other city, assuming a game ends at 4PM, you would be fine. But be prepared to spend 40-45 minutes just exiting the Dodger parking lot and who knows what the traffic will be once you get out. It may be tighter than you think and you could be exhausted just from the driving by concert time. My preference would be to go for Friday or Sunday but I am an older guy who may need a nap prior to the show anyway. :blush:   Keep in mind, the Dodgers sometimes "flex" Saturday game times and move it to accommodate national broadcasts for FOX. But I believe the Dodgers-Pirates is scheduled to be the national game on August 8th so maybe that 1:05 Sat. start time is solid.  

Yeah, I see the Sunday game is a "TBD" meaning the Dodgers are keeping it open should ESPN decide to make it a Sunday night game. That would mean a 5PM start instead of the 1:10 start. I don't know how far in advance ESPN will announce any changes but the Dodgers homestand begins Tuesday, 7/27. The Dodgers will definitely send out a press release by Monday the 26h to promote the home schedule so you should get notice at least 6 days prior if not sooner.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

Thanks jigittes. Obviously, as I'm flying halfway round the world to see Rush for the one and only time,  that is my focus!

Are there any decent public transport options or is that just crazy talk? I'm waiting for the rushcon details to be announced before I decide on a hotel.

The three things I want to do are Rush, the Dodgers and a gig on the Sunset Strip (I know, pretty clich├ęd) and I've got Thursday to Sunday to do it!

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:51 AM

FYI - For those who are coming from another part of the world or the US to see Rush at the Forum. Inglewood is not the best place to get a hotel. Especially close to the Forum area. If you do get one your better off on the west side of the 405 freeway, closer to LAX area. And it's still kinda sketchy. Instead of taking a cab, look into UBER or LYFT. Cost is about half of a cab. Tailgating inside the Forum parking lot seems to be okay. At least last year at the Boston show we had open containers in hand (cups) and nobody bothered us. Concert is Saturday night so the traffic shouldn't be too bad.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:26 PM

View Poststgaz, on 26 February 2015 - 01:57 AM, said:

Question for the locals - I'll be in town for a few days for the show and would like to see the baseball as well. The Dodgers are playing Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Friday at a time TBD.
Friday night is the obvious choice,  but I'm hoping for another interesting gig to come up somewhere. Would you recommend a Saturday afternoon ball game, given I'll need to get to the show via my hotel etc.? Also, do you know what time the Sunday game is likely to be and when do they make that decision?
Cheers.

Mate - sounds like you're doing exactly what I'm doing! I've bought myself a ticket to the Sat arvo game. As I really don't know much about baseball at all I won't be fussed if I need to leave early to leave enough time to get to the Rush gig. Haven't decided on where I'm staying yet, or how to get around. I've been to LA a few times and public transport isn't really that city's strong point. So will probably end up renting a car.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

Sounds like an ANZAC invasion.
Also flying in from downunder (NZ) to see Rush for the fist time after being a fan for 35 yrs. Be keen to catch up with a few people, even Aussies :-), for a drink before the gig.
Also keen to catch a Dodgers game. the Friday night game might be the one but still need to sort out what else is happening

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:14 AM

Christo and Kev,
Rush In Rio is my favorite Rush DVD because the reaction of the fans really resonates with me. Imagine finally seeing Rush after all this time! The joy, and people literally thanking God that they are finally seeing Tom Sawyer live. That's what I'm expecting. Just hope I'm not surrounded by jaded veterans pining for the old days!
Anyway, I'm kinda keen on Rush Con as well. Waiting for details.
Be good to catch up and discuss the Aussies great win over the Kiwis in the cricket World Cup!
Cheers,
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:53 PM

Waiting is a hard thing to do!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 08:53 AM

Not at all finalized yet but I am seriously considering making the trip out to the left coast for this show. If anybody has extra ticket(s) to the show, send me a PM. Rock on!
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

View PostHuge Ackman, on 16 March 2015 - 08:53 AM, said:

Not at all finalized yet but I am seriously considering making the trip out to the left coast for this show. If anybody has extra ticket(s) to the show, send me a PM. Rock on!
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Is the Los Angeles show sold out? If not....I'm guessing it will soon.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:56 AM

View PostWIDE-ANGLE WATCHER, on 16 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

Is the Los Angeles show sold out? If not....I'm guessing it will soon.

Nope plenty for sale still, ticketscalper has some at actual face value on their scalper site call ticketmaster.com
They also have HUNDRED's that are double, triple, quadruple , 5X , 6X , 7X  etc above face value  :rage:
But I do think this is gonna be an overbooked show, with lots of people outside unable to get in......

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

View PostGotRush, on 17 March 2015 - 11:56 AM, said:

View PostWIDE-ANGLE WATCHER, on 16 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

Is the Los Angeles show sold out? If not....I'm guessing it will soon.

Nope plenty for sale still, ticketscalper has some at actual face value on their scalper site call ticketmaster.com
They also have HUNDRED's that are double, triple, quadruple , 5X , 6X , 7X  etc above face value  :rage:
But I do think this is gonna be an overbooked show, with lots of people outside unable to get in......

I think face value seats at The Forum are gone at this time. Only "re-sale" and Official Platinum ($695 EACH) remain.  Others may be set free closer to the show date but all I see right now are way over face prices...

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

View PostHuge Ackman, on 17 March 2015 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostGotRush, on 17 March 2015 - 11:56 AM, said:

View PostWIDE-ANGLE WATCHER, on 16 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

Is the Los Angeles show sold out? If not....I'm guessing it will soon.

Nope plenty for sale still, ticketscalper has some at actual face value on their scalper site call ticketmaster.com
They also have HUNDRED's that are double, triple, quadruple , 5X , 6X , 7X  etc above face value  :rage:
But I do think this is gonna be an overbooked show, with lots of people outside unable to get in......

I think face value seats at The Forum are gone at this time. Only "re-sale" and Official Platinum ($695 EACH) remain.  Others may be set free closer to the show date but all I see right now are way over face prices...

I agree....I see nothing available but resale, which are a bit more reasonable now and probably the only tickets promoted/available at this time. IF those 'resale' tickets are already technically bought....isn't that a sell-out? ( barring a future release of face value seats?)

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

View PostWIDE-ANGLE WATCHER, on 17 March 2015 - 08:27 PM, said:

View PostHuge Ackman, on 17 March 2015 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostGotRush, on 17 March 2015 - 11:56 AM, said:

View PostWIDE-ANGLE WATCHER, on 16 March 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

Is the Los Angeles show sold out? If not....I'm guessing it will soon.

Nope plenty for sale still, ticketscalper has some at actual face value on their scalper site call ticketmaster.com
They also have HUNDRED's that are double, triple, quadruple , 5X , 6X , 7X  etc above face value  :rage:
But I do think this is gonna be an overbooked show, with lots of people outside unable to get in......

I think face value seats at The Forum are gone at this time. Only "re-sale" and Official Platinum ($695 EACH) remain.  Others may be set free closer to the show date but all I see right now are way over face prices...

I agree....I see nothing available but resale, which are a bit more reasonable now and probably the only tickets promoted/available at this time. IF those 'resale' tickets are already technically bought....isn't that a sell-out? ( barring a future release of face value seats?)

Yep, this show is technically 'sold out'. So two choices for anyone still after tickets:
1. Buy the ridiculously priced resale tickets now.
2. Wait until closer to the show and see if the prices of the resale tickets come down.
3. Wait until closer to the show date to see if any more 'regular' tickets come on sale. This often happens once an act finalizes it's staging requirements and can advise the venue of the dimensions.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:50 AM

the waiting is the hardest part!!!

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:08 AM

So I'm sitting here watching the Snakes DVD thinking about how I am totally going to lose it when I finally get to see them!!! When they hit the first note of Sawyer. When they sing 'Glittering prizes and endless compromises'! When they do one of those awesome solo setions in Freewill or Marathon. Anything!

Man - how long do we still have to wait?!?

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:26 PM

View Poststgaz, on 09 April 2015 - 07:08 AM, said:

So I'm sitting here watching the Snakes DVD thinking about how I am totally going to lose it when I finally get to see them!!! When they hit the first note of Sawyer. When they sing 'Glittering prizes and endless compromises'! When they do one of those awesome solo setions in Freewill or Marathon. Anything!

Man - how long do we still have to wait?!?
This long - http://www.timeandda...ve at The Forum

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:50 PM

What are you most looking forward to Christo?




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